What we want most as parents is for our children to be happy and healthy. And we can give them the best chance to be both these things by proactively supporting our children to be social, make friends, and enjoy learning.
At the core of this is communication. Learning to communicate effectively is more than being able to speak to have our needs and wants met. It also means being able to listen to and understand language, as well as successfully using language to convey our thoughts and opinions. Supporting our children to have a strong language foundation helps them to successfully participate in day-to-day life both at home and out in the world.
What many parents don’t realise is that their actions can start having an impact from the day their baby is born.